Characters are important parts of drama. We come to understand them through their words, their deeds, their mannerisms, and even – at least in some books – through hearing their thoughts. We also see them behaving in different ways when talking to different people, revealing more of their motives and their personalities. What a character says and what they think may not be the same thing!
Using the plethora of fictional characters who appear in novels, we have selected questions to test your overall knowledge of fiction. You will find contributions from modern authors like Ian Rankin, alongside works by earlier writers such as Shakespeare and Dickens. We also have questions on all the main genres, from horror and sci-fi to romance and mystery. There are a total of four quizzes in the series, so why not try them all out to see how much you know about fictional characters?